We’re half way through the year – and the trickling in of summery climes means that there’s plenty of reasons to get out and about and experience what the Capital has to offer. We’re talking bubbly-drenched weekends and culture with cocktails, pin-up photography and London’s coolest up-and-coming fashions on display...

Why would you want to be anywhere else?

Francis Giacobetti Vernissage Exhibition
Remember those seminal, nude Lui Magazine shoots and covers from the 1960s and 1970s? Francis Giacobetti is the man behind them. Working with the publication from its inception in 1963 through to 1985, Francis was the magazine’s principal photographer – and yet, it wasn’t until recently, following a long-drawn-out trial over ownership rights, that he’s been able to retrieve and display his original transparencies. Now, with access to the archives, Maison Assouline makes it possible for us to see 15 of his most iconic photographs in a show created in partnership with VANDARTISTS. Witness, wonder, and enjoy!

The Vernissage runs until 17 June 2018 at Maison Assouline, 196A Piccadilly, St. James’s, W1J 9EY.  Main image courtesy of Francis Giacobetti, Vandartists and Assouline.

Image courtesy of Peter Landers.

Bold Tendencies
Starting life as a long-term art project for gallerist Hannah Barry in 2007, Bold Tendencies – which calls the rooftop spaces of a Peckham carpark ‘home’ – has since flourished into the place to be if you’re anyone who’s anyone. Now in its twelfth summer residency, the non-for-profit organisation presents ten new commissions from ten international artists that each explore the subject of ecology in a contemporary context. Make your way down to the southside of the Thames, and whet your appetite for some culture in the Capital – plus a cocktail or two from Frank’s café, the flagship architectural commission.

The Bold Tendencies Summer Programme runs until 22 September 2018 at 7-10 Floors, Multi-Storey Car Park, 95a Rye Lane, SE15 4ST. Click here to find out more.

Image courtesy of 
Moët & Chandon.

Moët Summer House
We can’t speak for everyone – but, in our humble opinions, there’s nothing that compares to a weekend of champagne, poetry, Michelin-starred meals, live music and pop culture podcasts. If you’re with us, you’ll find all of the above and then some at the Moët & Chandon private members’ club Moët Summer House that’s popping up at Mayfair’s Grosvenor Square for three days only. Bottoms up!

The Moët & Chandon Moët Summer House runs from 8-10 June 2018. Click here to sign up for complimentary access.

Image courtesy of Dexter Lander.

Galeria Melissa x Fashion East
Kick-starting the careers of designers left, right and centre – from the likes of Jonathan Saunders and Gareth Pugh to Marques’Almeida – Lulu Kennedy’s Fashion East has long been an incubator of the coolest up-and-coming London talents. To celebrate its current collective of womenswear designers, Fashion East has joined forces with PVC footwear pioneers, Melissa, to create bespoke garments and editorials that take their ‘contortionist’ cues from the stretch and rubber elements of Melissa’s signature look. Head over to get your fashion fix and support emerging talent, all in one go…

The installation runs until Thursday 23 August 2018 at Galeria Melissa, 43 King Street, WC2E 8JY. Admission is free.

Image courtesy of the IKON gallery.

Being Somewhere Else Exhibition 
Blessed with the vast and varied expanse of the Capital's culture, we’re often all too guilty of getting caught within the confines of our little London bubble. However, a trip out of town has piqued our interest this month, demanding that we board the next train outta' here! Birmingham-born fashion designer Osman Yousefzada’s first solo show – combining fashion and art, as well as his own personal experience with migration – is coming to his hometown's renowned IKON gallery. Key works include a tent-like installation covered in delicate hand-embroidered cloth and patterned with a repeated signature based on Osman’s mother’s mark, as well as a film series made in partnership with Livia Firth.

The exhibition runs from 6 June-29 June 2018 at Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS.